- Crowning Music of Awesome: A terrific soundtrack with songs from Elvis Presley ("Don't Be Cruel") to Bobby Darin ("Beyond the Sea") to Chuck Berry ("Run Run Rudolph") to Jerry Lee Lewis ("Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On").
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Modell at one point says, "You know what word I'm not comfortable with? Nuance. It's not a word." Years later, the name of Paul Reiser's production company was Nuance Productions.
- Moral Event Horizon: Defied; in order to come up with much-needed cash for a gambling debt, Boogie bets his friends he can sleep with Carol Heathrow, but when she bails, claiming illness, he asks Beth, who's still upset over Shrevie, and who once dated Boogie, to go out with him. She agrees, he gives her a wig to disguise herself, and they go to a motel. However, once there, Boogie decides not to go through with it, and confesses to Beth.